Event to examine prayer ban at Clymer graduation

JAMESTOWN — “Bullying Clymer to Gag Graduation Prayers” will be held Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Prendergast Library.

Recent pressure from an outside political interest group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation forced the Clymer school district to remove Baccalaureate from its property and eliminate prayers at graduation. Sponsored by the Sophie School Society, Pastor Mel McGinnis will examine the issues relevant to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech and assembly answering the question: Should the decision to pray be under the control of the federal government or the local school district?

In addition to a brief sketch of the FFRF, a review of history, the words of our nation’s founding fathers and the application of the Constitution will be featured in the presentation. The public is welcome to attend.

The James Prendergast Library is not a sponsor of this forum, nor endorses a point of view expressed in it. Use of the library’s meeting room does not imply library endorsement of the views expressed, goals, policies, or activities of any group or organization. The content of the programs held in the meeting rooms has not been reviewed or approved by the library, and the organization booking the room is solely responsible for such content.

Call 569-6610 for more information.